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Class 158 - New Tool


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Hi all.

 

Couldn't find dedicated thread for this. 

 

Originally announced in 2018. 

 

The latest edition of the Bachmann Times (Winter 2020) shows a "Preliminary CAD drawing for the all-new Class 158 DMU". 

 

I'm sure it will find it's way onto the web eventually, but I have to say the CAD looks excellent. Certainly light years away from the rather dubiously shaped original model! 

 

So, current status: CAD seen November 2020. 

 

Tom. 

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According to the spec it will have a pre-fitted speaker. They didn’t announce a sound fitted version, but since they have the files from the OO version I can’t see them not doing one. 
 

Tom. 

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This is really good news.  After the old 170 was turned out again without lights or DCC but at a premium price I worried the same might happen with the 158.  Perhaps poor pre-sales of the 170 have encouraged them to press on with a new 158? Full marks to the manufacturer.

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For those of us that don’t have membership, is someone able to photo the CAD image from the Bachmann Times (Winter 2020) and add to this thread - thanks :good: 

 

No doubt it will have all the latest innovations like DCC Next18 and sound fitted, etc, etc.... frankly working head/tail lights will be a massive step forward for the Farish 158 xD !

 

I do wonder in which decade we will see it though.... 2030s perhaps :rofl_mini: [bit harsh?] !!!

 

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